Oh yes, definitely better beards required. I was just playing around with the male dwarf in character creation again as a result of this thread, and the only contender for me is the plaited long beard, style 10. There's a knotted beard, style 12, available for humans (and maybe some other races - I didn't check), that could be a contender as well but that doesn't seem to be available for dwarves. What's with that? Surely dwarves should have access to all the coolest beards..
Odd because one of the Duergar NPCs has that beard in Grymforge